Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic rounded off his spell with Red Star Belgrade in style, sealing the Serbian SuperLiga title to cap an emphatic 2015/16 campaign.
Grujic played a key role in the Red Star midfield throughout the season, scoring five goals and laying on seven assists in 26 league appearances.
The Belgrade outfit lost just once in 34 games over the course of the season, ending a 31-game unbeaten run with a 2-1 defeat to FK Cukaricki at the end of April.
But triumphing over FK Vozdovac on Tuesday night, Miodrag Bozovic’s secured the SuperLiga title by virtue of a nine-point lead.
Grujic sat out of that 1-0 away victory, however, with the 20-year-old struggling with an injury towards the end of the campaign.
Nevertheless, without Grujic it is unlikely Red Star would have enjoyed such dominance throughout 2015/16, with Bozovic relying on the youngster in two key roles in his midfield.
Prioring to sealing his £5.1 million move to Merseyside in January, rejoining Red Star on loan until the end of the season, Grujic had largely operated in the centre of the midfield, utilising his power to shine in a box-to-box role.
But following the turn of the year, Bozovic converted Grujic into a No. 10, looking for him to ghost into the penalty area with third-man runs, and showcase his shooting prowess on the edge of the area.
Grujic is set to take up his former role under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, however, with the prospect of the Serbian linking up with the likes of Emre Can an intriguing one.
Taking to Facebook to celebrate Red Star’s triumph, Grujic said “one of my dreams has come true, a title with the greatest club in the world.”
The midfielder’s allegiances will soon turn, however, as Grujic is poised to join up with Klopp’s squad for pre-season in July.
Liverpool supporters can hope for a glimpse of Grujic’s talents during the summer, as the Reds prepare to tour the US to warm up for their 2016/17 campaign.